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New law requires all online contact with students to be done in public, not via private messages

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks.


Initiative aims for job placement, fatherhood classes and training for probation officers

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City will spend $127 million in public and private funds on programs designed to help young black and Latino men.


Growing outrage in California town after 37-year-old schizophrenic man dies in police confrontation

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- In the nearly two decades since his son descended into madness, Ron Thomas has worried every day that the schizophrenic 37-year-old would die of exposure or illness on the streets. He never imagined the end would come in a violent confrontation with police.


Investigation centered on Dreamboard, an online forum promoting pedophilia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal law enforcement officials say 72 people have been charged with participating in an online international network engaged in sexual abuse of children.


Stan Strickland had been criticized by defense lawyers for giving interviews

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A judge who ordered Casey Anthony back to Florida to serve probation for check fraud stepped down from that case Wednesday and Anthony's lawyer warned she would be in danger if she has to return from an undisclosed location.


Suquamish Tribal Council only the second Native American government to take the step

SEATTLE (AP) -- Standing up before dozens of Suquamish Tribal members at a general council meeting in March, Heather Purser told them she was a lesbian, and asked her people to recognize same-sex marriages at the tribe's Washington state reservation.


USPS effort part of its Black Heritage series

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will honor John H. Johnson, founder of preeminent media company Johnson Publishing Co. which publishes EBONY and JET magazines, by featuring the distinguished business leader on a 2012 Forever Stamp as part of its Black Heritage stamp series. Johnson was also owner of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color. He died in 2005.


Kilpatrick out on parole but still must face a federal corruption trial

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick walked out of prison early Tuesday offering big smiles and a bear hug for a relative there to greet him. He's free on parole but facing a federal corruption trial that could send him back behind bars.


Arizona Democrat returns to House seven months after being shot in the head

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The total number of votes on the historic debt-limit bill was 430. One vote was more memorable than any of the others.


Raquel Nelson case received criticism after Black woman was convicted by all-White jury

A Black Georgia mother is breathing a sigh of relief after hearing the news that she will not face any jail time for the death of her 4-year-old son.   Raquel Nelson, of Marietta, Ga., was previously facing three years in prison after a drunk driver killed her son in a hit-and-run while she was jaywalking in 2010.


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